Posted by: allisonbarnes | November 8, 2010

Women’s Gymnastics Lends a Hand for Build a Block

The Women's Gymnastic team "hanging out"

A cold, rainy day didn’t stop the Women’s Gymnastics team from lending a hand for Build a Block. The team woke up bright and early Saturday to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.

“I think Habitat is a great opportunity for us athletes to give back to the community and make others dreams possible too.”- Senior Krista Jasper, Women’s Gymnastics.

Build a Block is a campus wide initiative to build  10 homes for 10 families in 10 months by and for UNC community. The student-led initiative was created by the UNC Habitat Club when news that a record number of University and UNC hospital employees had applied for Habitat housing.

UNC athletics immediately wanted to get involved. Build a Block is funded through campus wide efforts and by its Champions who have pledged to fund a house. Carolina Athletics is one of these champions.

“With the gymnastics team volunteering on a habitat house we are reaching our goal of creating a campus wide collaborative effort to build  10 houses for 10 Carolina employees. As a Build a Block Champion, Carolina Athletics has committed to this initiative and we are happy to see athletics embrace the opportunity.” – Sophomore Collin Sullivan, Co-Fundraising Chair for UNC Habitat.

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